All the blood, sweat, tears, friendship, betrayal, long nights, frozen screens, sudden inspirations, joy, exaltation of hardcore game development, now available in novel form! I’m happy to say that Amazon and iTunes are both featuring it as Editor’s Picks for the month of April! Or you can go indie! Cory Doctorow has written a nice account of it at Boing Boing.
On Friday February 22 I’ll be at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego to promote The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, an anthology edited by John Joseph Adams, who’ll be there as well. I was happy with my story in the anthology, and now that I’ve read it I can say that the whole thing came out incredibly well! It’s a great theme for anthology and the contributors seriously stepped up. I’ll read from the story, we’ll talk about mad science, and generally make things awesome. Full event information here: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/mad-scientists-adams-grossman-sd-022213
People have been mocking my web site, and with some justice. I’m someone who works on various projects simultaneously, and there should be a way of knowing what they all are and what’s happening with them. At the moment my site doesn’t pass even that basic test. DISHONORED came out in October. It’s a game from Arkane Studios, which I did some writing for, although it was very much a communal effort. Thus, I can say that it came out pretty great. It’s on PC, PS3, XBox 360. It’s an... Read the Rest →
This is what my novel YOU looks like at the moment. Everyone always tells you to make notecards, and even though I hate taking any kind of writing advice ever, I have to admit this is kind of cool. It’s nice to be able to look at the whole thing at once.
I have signed a deal with Mulholland Books – a really exciting new imprint at Little Brown & Co – for two novels, forthcoming in 2012 and 2013. “You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike.” The first book is called YOU, and it’s about games, gaming, and game development. I love novels about games – Dream Park, Alice in Wonderland, Player of Games, and of course Ender’s Game. I love paging through D&D Modules and RPG Manuals and letting my imagination run. I have spent an inexcusable... Read the Rest →
I was really happy to be asked by Disney to write the text for Art of Epic Mickey after working on the game. I take zero credit for how cool this book is, I’m just doing the work of tracing and unpacking what the game’s artists put together, all the original art that first created a sensation when it leaked onto the Internet. For Disney enthusiasts it’s a hilarious, occasionally shocking re-imagining of the Disney canon – a lot of it made it into the game, but there’s plenty that didn’t.... Read the Rest →
It’s still under construction, but in future this will be the new clearinghouse for all my endeavors. Look here for new events, games, online publications, and especially the new novel in 2012. Austin ps. I know the contact form is broken, I’m trying to fix it. If you have any advice you can get in touch by…oh never mind.